Health Briefs, May 1, 2012

KAFM fundraiser for DJ

A fundraiser for Zachariah Walker will take place from 6:30 p.m. to midnight Friday at the KAFM Radio Room.

Walker, who is known as Professor Skywalker on KAFM, recently was diagnosed with leukemia and completed his first round of chemotherapy. The fundraiser will help him with medical and living expenses, so he can focus on healing.

Flat Top Reed and Straygrass will perform, and Walker and disc jockeys Rankin Rob and Warrior One will DJ at the event. There will be a live and silent auction with 100 percent of proceeds going to Walker, and Sol Weavers will offer a healing fire performance.

Multiple Sclerosis walk on Saturday


The Colorado-Wyoming Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will host the annual Wells Fargo Walk MS Grand Junction event at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Canyon View Park.

A pancake breakfast for $5 per person will begin at 8 a.m. For more information or to register, call 263-4393 or visit

Walkers can choose a one-and-a-half-mile route or a three-mile route. The event will benefit Colorado and Wyoming residents with multiple sclerosis, a disease that attacks the central nervous system.

Hearing loss meeting Saturday


The Western Colorado Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America will host its free monthly meeting from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Center for Independence, 740 Gunnison Ave.

This month’s featured speakers are Namati Katungu, an education and training specialist at the Colorado Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and Christie Nudelman, president of Boulder’s chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America.

Nudelman is a Sorenson CaptionCall outreach specialist and will demonstrate how the captioned telephone works and explain how it is distributed.

Light refreshments will be served, and people of all types of hearing loss are invited to attend. Contact Amy Becktell at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 241-2592 for more information.

Western Valley welcomes new physicians


Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Kelly Common and Medical Doctor Korrey Klein have joined Western Valley Family Practice.

Common and Klein are accepting new patients at the practice office at 281 N. Plum St. in Fruita and at Western Family’s Redlands After Hours Clinic at 2237 Redlands Parkway. The Redlands After Hours Clinic is open 5 to 9 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays.

Visit or call 243-1707 or 858-9894 for more information.


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